Kerrith Livengood, Assistant Director, composes a wide variety of chamber music, art songs, orchestral pieces, electronic music and graphic scores. She is also a flutist, drummer, vocalist and improviser, performing with groups such as Alia Musica Pittsburgh, and at the Music09 and Music11 Festivals in Blonay, Switzerland. Her works have been performed at festivals such as June in Buffalo, New Music on the Point, Music11, the Atlantic Music Festival, and Alia Musica Pittsburgh’s Conductors Festival. Her music features timbrally complex and harmonically rich sounds that generate unexpected musical forms, often featuring patterns subverted by secondary musical events. Her music includes text-based, graphic, and open form works, inspired by her participation in the experimental and improvisatory music community in Pittsburgh. Livengood won the inaugural American Philosophical Society’s Composition Award in 2009 for her flute, harp, and viola trio Persiflage. Between September 2010 and September 2011, she created a piece of music every day for a year, posting the recordings online. She is a native of Springfield, Missouri, and currently teaches at the University of Illinois.